New Organist Fund

The AGO New Organist Fund was established in 1993 to support Guild programs dedicated to developing a new generation of organists. Inaugural contributions to this fund were made in honor of three extraordinary leaders of the Guild: M. Searle Wright, fago; Roberta Bitgood, fago, chm; and Leslie P. Spelman, fago. Today, the New Organist Fund shelters both permanently restricted gifts to named scholarships, and restricted gifts for the support and development of new organists. Each year, this fund provides scholarship assistance for talented POE participants. Many young, aspiring organists benefit from this fund each year, some who otherwise would be unable to attend a POE.

Printable Form for Contributions

Permanently Restricted Gifts

CAlexanderCharlene Brice Alexander Scholarship
Charlene Brice Alexander
1916-1987

The Charlene Brice Alexander Scholarship was established in 2006 through a generous gift from Henry White. The first scholarship award was made in 2007. Contributions in memory of Charlene Brice Alexander are invited.

Lucie-AndersonLucie Ford Anderson Scholarship
Lucie Ford Anderson
1920–2012

The Lucie Ford Anderson Scholarship fund was established in 2012 through a generous bequest from her estate and gifts from family and friends. A scholarship will be awarded once the minimum balance threshold is achieved. Contributions in memory of Lucie Ford Anderson are invited.

abagliviAnthony Baglivi Scholarship

The Anthony Baglivi scholarship was established in 2009 by the AGO National Council and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America in recognition of more than three decades of service as editor and advertising manager of The American Organist Magazine. A scholarship for a POE (Technical) student is awarded annually. Contributions in honor of Anthony Baglivi, Editor Emeritus of The American Organist Magazine, are invited.

PbakerPhilip E. Baker Scholarship

The Philip E. Baker Scholarship was established in 2001 by the AGO National Council through a generous grant from the Perot Foundation. Contributions in honor of Philip Baker are invited.

Robert-BakerRobert S. Baker Scholarship
Robert S. Baker
1916–2005

The Robert S. Baker Scholarship fund was established in 2005 by Dr. Baker’s family, friends, students, and Yale University colleagues. Contributions in memory of Robert Baker are invited.

sbinghamSeth Bingham Scholarship
Seth Bingham
1882-1972

The Seth Bingham Scholarship was established in 2001 by Patricia Bingham Dale. Contributions in memory of Seth Bingham are invited.

MCohenMichael Cohen Scholarship
Michael Cohen
1939-2008

The Michael Cohen Scholarship fund was established by Michael’s partner, Carl Brown, with the support of family and friends. Contributions in memory Michael Cohen are invited.

Cdickin2Clarence Dickinson Scholarship
Clarence Dickinson
1873-1969

The Clarence Dickinson Scholarship was established in 2001 by M. Louise Miller. Contributions in memory of Clarence Dickinson are invited.

virgilfoxVirgil Fox Scholarship
Virgil Fox
1912-1980

The Virgil Fox Scholarship fund was established in 2002 by The Virgil Fox Society, Inc. Contributions in memory of Virgil Fox are invited.

eileenguentherEileen M. Guenther Scholarship

The Eileen M. Guenther Scholarship was established in 2014 by the AGO National Council in recognition of her many years of leadership as a member of the council. A scholarship will be awarded once the minimum balance threshold is achieved. Contributions in honor of Eileen Guenther, Past President of the American Guild of Organists, are invited.

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Philip Hahn Scholarship
Philip Hahn
1935-2003

The Philip Hahn Scholarship was established in 2002 by the AGO National Council in recognition of Dr. Hahn’s ten years of extraordinary leadership as a member of the council. Contributions in memory of Philip Hahn, aago, Past President of the American Guild of Organists are invited.

chenderCharles Henderson Scholarship
Charles Henderson
1917-2001

The Charles N. Henderson Scholarship was established in 2001 by the family and friends of Charles Henderson and the AGO National Council. Contributions in memory of Charles Henderson, Editor Emeritus of The American Organist Magazine, are invited.

LeupoldThe Leupold Foundation Scholarship

The Leupold Foundation scholarship was established in 2008 through a generous gift from the Leupold Foundation. Contributions are invited.

ALunsfordAlfred E. Lunsford Scholarship
Alfred E. Lunsford
1918-2003

The Alfred E. Lunsford Scholarship was established in 2003 through the generosity of the Schantz Organ Company and a gift from Mr. Lunsford’s estate. Contributions in memory of Alfred E. Lunsford are invited.

RMillikenThe Ruth Milliken Scholarship Fund
Ruth Milliken, aago
1921–2008

The Ruth Milliken Scholarship fund was established in 2003 by Ms. Milliken’s students and friends. Contributions in honor of Ruth Milliken, aago are invited.

Clarence-Dickinson-R-3Gordon and Naomi Rowley Scholarship

The Gordon and Naomi Rowley Scholarship was established in 2012 through a generous gift from the Rowleys. Contributions are invited.

NsiebertNed Siebert Scholarship
Ned Siebert
1953-2000

The Ned Siebert Scholarship was established in 2000 through the generosity of the family and friends of Ned Siebert. Contributions in memory of Ned Siebert are invited.

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Morgan and Mary Simmons Scholarship

The Morgan and Mary Simmons Scholarship was established by a generous gift from the Andrew Family Foundation in 1996. The fund continues to grow each year through the generosity of the Simmonses and dedicated friends. Contributions in honor of Morgan and Mary Simmons are invited.

FSwannFred Swann
Frederick Swann Scholarship

The Frederick Swann scholarship was established in 2008 by the AGO National Council in recognition of his many years of extraordinary leadership as a member of the council. Contributions in honor of Frederick Swann, Past President of the American Guild of Organists, are invited.

MartinWickcolorMartin M. Wick Scholarship
Martin Wick
1919-2002

The Martin M. Wick Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Wicks Organ Company through the generosity of Arthur J. Meier Jr. Contributions in memory of Martin M. Wick are invited.

Honor a loved one, friend, colleague, or beloved teacher by establishing a permanently endowed AGO POE scholarship in their name with a minimum contribution of $15,000. For further information, please contact:

F. Anthony Thurman,
Director of Development and Communications
AGO National Headquarters
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260
New York, NY 10115-1260
212-870-2310 FAX 212-870-2163
fathurman@agohq.org